Racine Teachers Union Survey Reveals Plan to Keep Schools Closed


"The Dan O'Donnell Show" has obtained a survey the Racine Education Association (REA) sent to teachers this week that reveals the union's plan to continue a pressure campaign to keep Racine's schools closed.

"The [Racine Unified School] District seems intent on returning students too soon, but has not publicly announced a date," an introduction to the survey reads. "We ask that you join the voices of other teachers and say 'we are prepared to do whatever it takes to to maximize the preservation of life, health and safety of of students, families and staff in our community!'"

The survey includes such loaded questions as "Can we count on you to join fellow educators in a car caravan/funeral procession on Sat. Jan. 23rd in Racine to highlight returning teachers to the building is unsafe."

Because of pressure from the REA, the Racine Unified School District is one of only a handful of districts in Wisconsin to offer only virtual learning, despite a massive parent outcry that led to a legal challenge last month.

The leaked survey indicates that REA leadership has no intention of returning to in-person learning anytime soon.

"Are you prepared to do whatever it takes to to maximize the preservation of life, health and safety of of students, families and staff in our community," it asks.


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